A Projects Abroad intern assists with checking a patient to gain internship work experience abroad.

Internships Abroad & Work Experience

Get international work experience and grow professionally through hands-on internships

If you’ve ever asked yourself “How can I get work experience overseas?” our international internships are the answer! We help you learn from experienced local professionals in developing countries and boost your career development. 

This is what you can expect on one of our work placements abroad: 

  • Gain first-hand practical knowledge in your field to help your future career
  • Learn by doing with an experiential education overseas experience
  • Hone essential soft skills like communication and organisation

We’re here to help you find overseas internships that match your requirements and level of experience as closely as possible. We offer a wide variety of long- and short-term internships abroad, perfect for students and those interested in international working holidays. It’s also possible to do semester-long internships abroad with us. 

Whether you’re looking to learn more about human rights practices on the ground, or you want to get work experience shadowing doctors in a hospital, we’ll help you select the perfect internship abroad programme.

Options for Work Experience Internships

View specific types of internships using the links below:

Why do international internships?

There are numerous benefits for internships abroad. You can: 

  • Equip yourself with new knowledge and skills
  • Get field work experience in your chosen area
  • Decide whether a specific career is really for you
  • Build an international network by working with a diverse group of local professionals and interns

Another advantage of internships in foreign countries is that you’ll improve valuable skills like communication and planning.

If an internship isn’t quite what you're looking for, then take a look at these projects: 

Projects Abroad interns edit a spreadsheet as part of their international internship programme in Tanzania.

How can I get an internship overseas?

Our overseas internships are open to people from all backgrounds who are at least 16 years old. They’re particularly valuable if you’re: 

  • About to join university
  • A student interested in work shadowing placements
  • Looking to gain work experience abroad as a graduate

You’ll gain practical work experience and skills that will help set you apart for future employers or university admission panels.

Requirements vary depending on the internship you choose, but for most projects, you can join without any specific qualifications or expertise. You'll work alongside experienced professionals and you'll be guided every step of the way if you need it. 

Throughout your project, you’ll be supervised by our friendly local staff. They’ll be available 24/7 to support and guide you through the work you do.

If you’re worried about how much you can really gain from an internship when you’re going in with little experience, read our blog about going abroad with no experience.

Winter Break Internships Abroad

If you’re planning on getting overseas work experience during winter to give your CV an extra edge, our projects are a great fit. They run throughout the year and have flexible dates, so you can do winter internships abroad with us any point over June, July, or August.

This is a popular time of year to intern abroad, especially for high school graduates and university students from around the world. We recommend applying early to make sure you get a spot on the placement of your choice. This is especially important if you’re applying for a trip with fixed dates, as those fill up quickly!

We can also organise summer placements if you’re interested in becoming an international intern over December, January, and February.

Choose an International Internship

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A female intern is pictured taking part in testing blood sugar levels whilst on her public health internship in Cambodia.

From $2420 AUD

Public Health Internship in Cambodia
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Gain practical healthcare experience and help improve the overall health of people in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.

From $2120 AUD

Nursing Internship in Nepal
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Shadow nurses in hospitals or clinics and gain practical work experience during outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2595 AUD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of interns from Projects Abroad during a screening and conducting assessments whilst on theri public health internship in the Phillippines.

From $2995 AUD

Public Health Internship in the Philippines
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Gain practical experience conducting basic medical checks and raising awareness to prevent diseases

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.

From $3315 AUD

Nutrition Internship in Samoa
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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $2120 AUD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad Medicine intern listens as a doctor explains the results of an x-ray at a hospital in Vietnam.

From $3315 AUD

Medical Internships in Vietnam
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Cambodian woman is examined by Projects Abroad medical interns during a community outreach.

From $2995 AUD

Medical Internship in Cambodia
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Gain medical experience by learning directly from doctors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Australian intern with Projects Abroad talking to a young local boy whilst on her occupational therapy work experience in Cambodia.

From $2715 AUD

Occupational Therapy Internship in Cambodia
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Gain practical occupational work experience while working with mentally and physically disabled children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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